Compliance

To ensure that all Group corporate officers and employees comply with laws and regulations and act in an ethical manner, Murata is working to expand its Compliance Promotion System, making the best use of measures such as its Corporate Ethics Policy and Code of Conduct in Japan and overseas.

Corporate Ethics Policy and Code of Conduct

Revisions in Light of CSR, and Distribution to Locations Worldwide 

In July 2002, Murata established the Corporate Ethics Policy and Code of Conduct. In April 2007, this was revised in light of CSR. All Group corporate officers and employees pledged to work as one, in order that they could act in accordance with what needed to be done for stakeholders and society. This revised edition of the Corporate Ethics Policy and Code of Conduct has been distributed to officers and employees of Murata and its domestic affiliates. We have also created English and Chinese versions, which were distributed to our overseas locations in September 2007, adjusted to take into account laws and ordinances and social systems in our overseas locations, and which have been distributed to all our employees.

Basic Policy for Prevention of Cartels and Bribery

Working Toward the Construction of a Global Compliance System

In May 2014, Murata established the "Basic Policy for Prevention of Cartels and Bribery." Although cartels and bribery are also prohibited in the "Corporate Ethics Policy and Code of Conduct," as a company that develops its business globally, we again disseminated Murata’s basic stance on cartels and bribery.
We will carry out our business activities in accordance with this Basic Policy.

Compliance Promotion

Creating a Compliance Promotion System

Murata has established a Compliance Promotion Committee, a subordinate body of the CSR Management Committee. We are deliberating on, and making decisions regarding, the basic direction for revisions to the Corporate Ethics Policy and Code of Conduct, and the draft and implementation of publicity activities. 

We have also appointed Compliance Promotion Leaders in each division in order to ensure that all of our employees are aware of our Corporate Ethics Policy and Code of Conduct. The Compliance Promotion Leaders take e-learning courses to gain knowledge that they pass on to other employees at compliance promotion meetings held in each department.

Compliance promotion meeting
Compliance promotion meeting
Corporate Governance System
Compliance Promotion  (As of April 1, 2017)

Compliance Reporting and Consultation Channels

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Inquiry concerning the compliance reporting and consultation channels

Murata has established three channels by means of which users can discuss compliance-related questions or problems by email, telephone, etc. The first of these is an in-house channel, operated by the secretariat of the Compliance Promotion Committee. The second, Murata Group Non-Compliance Hotline (an external channel operated by Dial Service Co., Ltd.), enables users to consult with specialists by telephone. The third is a channel that allows users to contact a Board with an Audit Committee. All of these channels can be used anonymously. The privacy of users is protected, and the system can be used without fear of negative consequences.

In addition to Murata employees (executives, regular employees, temporary staff, part-time employees, and contract workers, with the exception of retired employees) and their family members, the compliance reporting and consultation channels can also be used by the employees of temporary employment agencies working in Murata workplaces, the employees of subcontracting companies, Murata customers, and suppliers.